Few Slots Left for Grant Reviewer

There are a few slots left for grant reviewers with evaluation background to collaborate with the Office of Family Assistance at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ACF has solicited grant proposals for Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood programs and each grant review panel must include some experts with background in program design, and some experts with program evaluation experience. Given your background in program evaluation, we are asking you to consider applying to participate in the grant review panels. If you know of any advanced graduate students, postdocs, or junior or mid-level faculty who may be interested as well, please forward this request to them.

The OFA Healthy Marriage grant reviews are scheduled during the dates of Monday, August 3rd – Friday, August 15th, 2015 and the OFA Responsible Fatherhood grant reviews are scheduled during the dates of Monday, August 17th – Friday, August 28th, 2015. Reviewers will be given an honorarium of $1,200 for each two-week cycle they participate in-if selected they will have a chance to indicate their interest in and availability for one or both of the reviews. During this timeframe, each panel will evaluate eight to ten applications.  Evaluation of each application will include scoring of applications and providing detailed narrative comments. The reviews will be conducted individually off-site, with telephone conferences of four-person review panels held at the end of each cycle.

We ask that you forward this information broadly to relevant students and colleagues.  Individuals interested in serving on review panels are asked to submit their CV – and it is recommended that the CV include a one paragraph statement describing their training and experience using experimental and quasi-experimental program evaluation methods – to Emily Snoek at Mathematica Policy Research at famlecross-site@mathematica-mpr.com<mailto:famlecross-site@mathematica-mpr.com> as soon as possible.  Individuals will be screened and, if appropriate, asked to complete an on-line application for joining a review panel. Please note that individuals serving as grant reviewers cannot be proposed for any role in a grant application for a Healthy Marriage or Responsible Fatherhood program.

If you or a colleague is interested, please act quickly, as this opportunity will be closing soon.

POSOH – Tribal School Educators’ Institute

POSOH Project leadership from CMN, CESA 8, and UW-Madison are pleased to announce our upcoming Tribal School Educators’ Institute that is supported by our partnership project. Our work is a service for school districts and community members in tribal communities.

We invite you to take advantage of this engaging, one-time opportunity for teachers working with elementary, middle, and/or high school students to earn a stipend and collaborate in learning two innovative new science units designed specifically for students from Native American backgrounds.

POSOH’s professional development is designed to provide time and support for teachers to work together and learn Netaenawemakanak, our project’s Biodiversity & Sustainability Science Unit and Pīcekan pemēh, our Energy Transformation & Sustainability Unit. POSOH’s science materials teach sustainability and ecology concepts in the context of the Menominee Forest and surrounding areas, engaging students in:

  • active learning and critical thinking skills through scientific inquiry
  • place-based, cultural learning and culturally relevant pedagogy
  • deep understanding of standards-based science concepts
  • teaching and learning through story and perspective-taking


Which Grant Is For You?

Nicole Bowman presents an overview of which grant types are available.


Lunch and Learn 2015

Very successful Lunch and Learn on “Grant Writing at  a Glance: An Overview and Beginning a Conversation About Grants for Non-Profits”

2015 Summer Evaluation Institute


Save the Date for the 2015 Summer Evaluation Institute

May 31- June 3, 2015
Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia

Mark your calendars for the 2015 Summer Evaluation Institute hosted by AEA! This year’s speakers include expert evaluators and nationally recognized authors who are experienced in a variety of settings and topics such as qualitative and quantitative analyses, project management, logic modeling, and cultural competence. In years past, attendees in the public health arena have found the speakers and educational sessions compelling and helpful in their professional development.

Who Should Attend?

The 2015 Summer Evaluation Institute is the ideal opportunity to gain in-depth education and network with your peers. Attendees will include:

  • Evaluators
  • Applied researchers
  • Grantmakers
  • Foundation program officers
  • Nonprofit administrators
  • Social science students

Registration, housing, and speaker information will be available in early March.

Visit the AEA website for the most up-to-date details. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

2015 Webinar Series – No Cost!!


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CALL FOR PAPERS “Middle West Review Special Issue: The Indigenous Midwest”

The Middle West Review, a new interdisciplinary journal about the American Midwest published by the University of Nebraska Press, will be publishing a special issue focused on the Indigenous Midwest. The journal aims to generate interest in critical study of the Midwest as a distinctive region and to provide space for scholarship that moves beyond the homogeneous narratives of settler patriarchy that dominate popular perceptions of the Midwest. The special issue seeks scholarly essays that work at the intersection of Native American and Indigenous Studies and Midwestern Studies.


The editors are particularly interested in essays that emphasize the U.S. Midwest as Indigenous homelands, as a series of historically contested borderlands, as a region that continues to be structured by settler colonialism in the present, and as a site of Indigenous endurance and resurgence within and beyond both reservation and urban communities. The editors are also interested in submissions that explore Indigenous experiences in the Midwest as they intersect with issues of multiraciality, class, gender, and sexual orientation. Analyses of environmental problems affecting Indigenous communities are also welcome. The temporal focus is open across all time periods and submissions are invited across all scholarly disciplines.


Article submissions should run between 6,000 and 10,000 words (including footnotes) and must follow the Chicago Manual of Style. Review essays that engage multiple books that have recently been published in the field, exhibitions, events, or multimedia should run between 2,500 and 5,000 words. Photo essays with accompanying artist statements are also welcome.


Submit manuscripts by September 1, 2015, via email to the co-editors, James F. Brooks (jbrooks@history.ucsb.edu) at the University of California-Santa Barbara and Doug Kiel (doug.kiel@williams.edu) at Williams College.

CFP Indigenous Midwest

NEW: Fund Raising Training & Technical Assistance Services: INTERACTIVE & CUSTOMIZED


1.23.15 Dept – Program Mgmt Grant Training Flyer

Working with Ho-Chunk Nation

Nicole was proud to receive this email from Ho-Chunk Nation stating: “It has taken a while to complete the Ho-Chunk Nation process in determining a company/firm to conduct a grants writing 101 training session. The original request for training was submitted by the Ho-Chunk Nation Youth Services Division by Lanette Walker. This request was taken over by the Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Labor as there were other departments of the Ho-Chunk Nation seeking the same training. We have twenty people registered for this training from the various departments of the Ho-Chunk Nation. We are pleased to announce that your firm received the bid to proceed with the Grants writing 101 training portion for the bid submitted to the Youth Services Division.”

She is looking forward to teaching these private classes for the Nation:

2/2/15– Planning and Grants 101

2/9/15– Researching/prioritizing funding and developing your grant project

2/16/15– Technical grant writing including developing goals, objectives, and outcomes for your project

2/23/15– Grant submission, monitoring, and grant evaluation

We will let you know how it goes!

Grant Writing Training